If you were wondering why the new Pathfinder doesn't have a diesel option, now you know.
The least expensive proper working ute in NZ looks like a useful entrant in our burgeoning workhorse market.
Retro hatch pays tribute to bygone bug culture.
As the countdown begins towards the first full facelift of the VW Amarok ute, some special editions have started to arrive.
From those who need to go off-road to those who just want a bit of extra height, SUVs have something for everyone.
Being careful in winter conditions is common sense, but you'd be surprised how stupid some drivers can be.
The least expensive Porsche is going to be a huge money-spinner for the brand.
First look and technical details for the SUV that will replace the Ford Territory.
Lighter SUVs are able to be used daily without imposing the large middle-size crossover or 4x4 on other traffic.
Holden's city SUV is set to get a turbocharged engine.
SUVs have existed since well before the name achieved common usage.
A new fourth-generation Jeep Cherokee might have ''liquid'' upper-body styling, but it's still a rock-crusher underneath.
In its quest to be as big as more familiar brands in the specialty performance car stakes, McLaren says it will never make or market an SUV.
Nissan is set to take on Toyota's HiLux with an all-new Navara ute.
Nissan's new X-Trail may not be as recognisable as the first two models, but under the skin there's a whole lot more...
Electric vehicle or hybrid? And what's it like to drive? Rob Maetzig takes the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV out on a weekend trip.
The status of the Toyota Hilux as the best-selling utility in NZ is now under threat from Ford's award-winning Ranger.
DAVE MOORE - The Press
Ford has joined the compact SUV fray with a its compelling Indian-built EcoSport.
Volkswagen has unveiled a customised version of its Amarok ute for Austria's Worthersee car festival.
Kia Sportage has just been overhauled, with all the major change under the bonnet.
The load-bearing version of the 2013 World Car of the Year should be even better than the hatch on which it is based, right? Predictably, it is.
By including the GLA in its 2014 line-up Mercedes-Benz is hoping to turn its luxury sedan leadership into a range-wide affair.
Citroen's brand-new Grand C4 Picasso is now on sale in New Zealand. Rob Maetzig and his photographer luxuriate in its front seats.
Jeep Wrangler could be called macho, red-blooded or even staunch - but stylish, no.
More and more motorists are opting for the SUV style but don't want the all-wheel drive.
In making the new Range Rover Sport such a complete vehicle this time around, Land Rover has ensured it will gain some new fans.
ROB MAETZIG - Taranaki Daily News
BMW's $129,000 X5 is a big vehicle, but an easy one to drive.
ROB MAETZIG - Taranaki Daily News
The Volvo V40 Cross Country isn't the kind of vehicle you'd want to take seriously cross-country, but it's a good hatch.
If the standard front-driven Nissan Juke is sprightly, then the new all-wheel drive turbo version can be called stroppy.
The ugly duckling in Nissan's flock of four-wheel drives has grown into a familiar-looking member of the family.
Carbon fibre holiday home built by Nasa, F1 engineers.
The square-rigged X-Trail is no more with the new model now wearing Nissan's corporate suit.
More seats and space than most will ever need makes this family holdall the current champion among people-movers.
It speaks volumes about the state of New Zealand's new vehicle industry that four of the 10 best-sellers last year were utes.
The first RS model in Audi's Q lineup of luxury SUVs has arrived and it is an invigorating performer.
ROB MAETZIG - The Press
Mitsubishi launches new Outlander plug-in hybrid electric SUV with the claim it will open a new chapter in NZ's automotive history.
Loved by bushwhackers, cowboys and daily commuters the world over, the pickup truck or ute has been around for 80 years.
BMW reveals its fifth SUV model, the X4.
It may not leap buildings in a single bound, but here's a vehicle that could appeal to an audience that never considered a Mercedes or an SUV before.
Unlike previous models, Toyota's full-sized SUV is now made in the US, as are most of the other seven-seaters out there.
A fifth model is about to be added to the Porsche fleet. It's the Macan, a vehicle Porsche is describing as the sports-car of the world's SUV segment.
It appears a new Land Rover Defender is closing in on a release date.
Already successful with its Touareg and Tiguan models, VW is introducing the Taigun, a small SUV based on its Polo platform.
Of all New Zealand's regions, maybe it is remote West Coast that best suits SUVs. Rob Maetzig packs his fishing rod and heads there in a Toyota Prado.
PAUL OWEN - Sunday Star Times
Forget everything you know, and probably admire, about Nissan Pathfinders.
Timed well to join the small SUV flock, Suzuki's S-Cross could be the perfect pooch's choice.
A fully equipped seven-seat SUV available for the price of a compact hatchback, what's not to like about the Mahindra XUV500?
The tinkering with Holden's Captiva 5 SUV continues, and the big benefit is that the model keeps getting better and more luxurious.
Some pretty good things have been done to Subaru's Outback wagon in an effort to keep it relevant.
Mitsubishi is about to turn the NZ new vehicle industry on its ear with launch of the world's first plug-in hybrid SUV.